But in Abidjan, the situation is still grave. Water and electricity have been cut off for days, citizens have run out of phone credit, and people can't leave their homes for fear of being caught up in the street fighting. Militias loyal to one side of the crisis or another -- or sometimes no one at all -- roam the streets. In the Western city of Duékoué, aid groups and peacekeepers have found mass graves; as many as 1,000 may have died. More than 1 million people have been displaced in the fighting.
A man carries a small girl as families flee the neighborhood of Cocody for Abobo, in the suburbs of Abidjan, on April 11.